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Senate Passes Bill Letting 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia

Politics / US Politics May 19, 2016 - 07:40 AM GMT

By: Stephen_Lendman

Politics

The despotic Saudi regime is guilty of many high crimes. 9/11 isn’t one of them, the mother of all false flags, Washington responsible, perhaps complicit with Israel’s Mossad.

Bin Laden and Riyadh had nothing to do with what happened. Osama was dying in a Pakistani hospital at the time, expiring months later from natural causes.


The 9/11 whitewash commission found “no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials” were involved in the attacks.

If its regime was culpable, why did America wage war on Afghanistan, then Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, complicit with its Saudi ally?

Suggesting its involvement distracts attention from US responsibility, perhaps in collaboration with Israel.

On Tuesday, US Senators unanimously (by voice vote) passed S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) - called a “bill to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, and for other purposes.”

Its real purpose is shifting responsibility away from America where it belongs. Hillary Clinton expressed support, saying “(w)herever the trail may lead, it should be followed. We need justice.”

Bernie Sanders disgracefully co-sponsored the legislation, saying “families of those lost on that terrible day have the right to review any evidence that connects the hijackers to foreign supporters.”

There were none except perhaps Israel. No credible evidence suggests otherwise. House members intend taking up their own measure, Speaker Ryan expressing skepticism, saying “we need to review it to make sure we are not making mistakes with our allies…”

If passed by both Houses, Obama promised a veto. Riyadh voiced strong opposition to the measure.

Earlier, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Obama administration and congressional members its regime would sell hundreds of billions of dollars of US treasuries and other assets if S. 2040 became law - to protect against them being frozen by US courts.

Families of 9/11 victims so far failed to get legal redress. US culpability remains unaddressed.

By Stephen Lendman
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

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He lives in Chicago and can be reached in Chicago at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

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